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Leith Chooses funding applications still open

The locally-run grant scheme closes on Tuesday 30th November so Leith-based organisations are urged to apply soon.

Any constituted community group or organisation that works within the Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven or Leith Links Community Council areas can apply for up to £5,000 funding. That includes the areas of Pilrig Bonnington and Hillside as well as Leith itself.

The theme this year is ‘Reconnecting in Leith: Nourishment, Creativity, Sustainability’.

Anyone over 8 years old within the area can then vote online between 24th – 31st January 2022 on which projects should recieve funding.

See the full guidance and updates on leithchooses.net.

Leith Chooses is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and organised by the Community Councils of Leith alongside the City of Edinburgh Council.

Leith Chooses 2021 is happening

The event will be fully online in January 2021

Our friends and colleagues at the Partipatory Budgeting event £eith Chooses are taking applications until Friday 11th December with the theme for this year’s event being;

  • Challenging food poverty in Leith
    and/or
  • Reducing isolation / ensuring connectedness

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making in which local people decide how to spend a public budget.

In the case of £eith Chooses, money from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Community Grants Fund has been made available for projects within the three Leith Community Council Wards: Leith Links Community Council, Leith Central Community Council and Leith Harbour and Newhaven. Good causes / community groups delivering projects in this area are encouraged to apply for funding from this money – an overall total of £46,102, with a limit of £5K per project.

Visit leithchooses.net for more information and to download an application form.

Voice Your Choice: Edinburgh North East

This Thursday 13th, you decide how North East Edinburgh employment services are funded.

From 10.30am at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, residents, workers and volunteers (16+) of Edinburgh’s North East locality can come along and vote for projects of their choosing in a participatory budgeting event similar to ‘Leith Chooses’ from January this year.

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How do I know if I live in Edinburgh North East?
Edinburgh services are now split into four localities. If you live in Broughton, Leith, Craigentiny, Portobello, Craigmillar, Niddrie or Duddingston, then you live in the North East locality.

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More information
More info can be found on Eventbrite. This project is organised by Joined up for Jobs.

LCCC annual report, 21 May 2018

Another year has passed in which Leith Walk, our much-loved and iconic high street, continues to dominate our meetings. Depending who you’re talking to, Leith Walk, once designated as a pedestrian-friendly boulevard or, more recently, a dual carriageway with pedestrian-deterrent paving (if the current tram designs go ahead), continues to be a political football. Plagued by disruption and road works for over 12 long years, residents are fed up and sharply divided as to whether the trams, should the plans be approved, will actually benefit the area. Continue reading